DoDEA Mission Statement
Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
Diamond Elementary School Vision Statement
Diamond is a collaborative community engaging in meaningful lifelong learning while promoting respect for all.
Diamond Elementary is a STEM School
STEM education is the intentional interdisciplinary approach to learning where the core curriculum is coupled with real-world project-based learning using the Engineering Design Process to develop STEM Literacy. Please click here for further information regarding the STEM program at Diamond Elementary.
DoDEA myDATA Button Pilot now available for Parents
DoDEA has launched the myDATA Button Portal for pilot schools, which includes Diamond Elementary School. This tool will provide students and parents in grades PreK-6 with easy access to current student performance data and information at any time and any place.
Parents of students in grades PreK-6 will need to download, complete and return a new DoDEA Form 700, requesting access to myDATA Button Portal Account. Please click here to download and print the new DoDEA Form 700. Once the form is received at the school, the information will be verified and parent accounts will be created. Parent account information will be emailed in two seperate emails, one containing log in ID's and one containing password information.
For more information about the DoDEA myDATA Button Pilot, please click here.
Student Attendance Policy Implemented
DoDEA implemented a new student attendance policy. Please click here for more information. Student attendance will be designated according to the minutes they are in attendance, please click here for more information.
No Early Sign Outs Permitted - Dismissal Reminder
Parents, there will be no early sign outs permitted 30 minutes prior to dismissa. Please click here for more information.
Student's Rights and Responsibilities
In preparation for the upcoming school year, I wanted to alert you to the new DoDEA Administrative Instruction 2051.02, “Student Rights and Responsibilities,” April 17, 2012, that will be effective beginning SY 2012-13. The link to the instruction on the DoDEA regulations website is provided here.
Please note the rights retained by students listed in the policy section, which include the right to a safe school environment (free from bullying, harassment, etc.), the right to a public education of high quality, First Amendment rights, and right to fair and appropriate discipline. There is also a mutual courtesy and respect requirement.
This AI incorporates the Equal Access policy pertaining to student-led, noncurriculum-related groups. It also provides requirements for students such as to comply with the standards for student behavior outlined in school policy and procedures, refrain from disruptive conduct, and respect the rights and human dignity of other students and school employees. Other areas covered include student dress codes, freedom of expression, search and seizure, and student complaints.
DoDEA Adopts Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics for K-12
Parents, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has adopted the Common Core State Standards, which provides us with an apportunity to embark on bold pathways that will position our students for success in college and careers.
Please click here to view the memorandum for DoDEA Parents. To learn more about the Common Core State Standards, please visit http://www.corestandards.org/. The National Parent Teacher Association also has resources for parents on the Common Core State Standards, please visit http://www.pta.org/common_core_state_standards.asp.
Receiving Electronic Copies of the Weekly Diamond Gator Gram Parent Newsletter
Parents, our Gator Gram weekly newsletter is sent electronically via email to the primary parent email address we have in our student database. The primary parent email is not required to be the sponsor's military email address.
We have several students that we do not have parent email address in our student database.
If you are not receiving an electronic copy of the Gator Gram via email, please contact our school registrar to update your families email address, which could be a Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, etc., email address.
Also, please add the Diamond Gator Gram to your email contact list so our weekly Diamond Gator Gram parent newsletter will not be sent to your Spam Folder.
The Gator Gram sent electronically to military email addresses are not going through their server and/or being delayed in delivery. We have received notifications from several families they are not receiving the Gator Gram to their military email address on this issue.
Our Gator Gram is also posted to our school website by clicking on the Newsletter (PDF) link on this page.
Please click here to read up to date news releases from DDESS
Registration Hours 2012-2013
Parents, student registration hours are M-Th 9:00 - 12:00 noon. For more information, please click here.
The PTO needs parent volunteers! For Volunteer Forms, please click here.
Mark Your Calendars!
Grades K - 6
** Please note that Thursdays are Early Release days
Review the Student Attendance Designations for specific minutes missed by students and how these minutes are coded as a portion of the day absent or full day absence.
Parents, please click here for the updated Diamond Bus Schedule.
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